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Maker Profile: School of Dreams Academy Robotics Program

School of Dreams Academy Robotics Program

SODA Robotics

ABQ Maker Faire is excited to have The School of Dreams Academy Robotics team show an assortment of the robots built at SODA. The School of Dreams Academy Robotics team won 4th place in the B.E.S.T. robotics competition in 2010 which qualified them for the National finals. The team placed 23 in the National finals!

SODA RoboticsThe Mission of the School of Dreams Academy is to prepare students of Valencia County to become confident, self-sustaining individuals with an enthusiasm for continual learning, as well as a passion for life.  Students will be afforded the opportunity to excel in the core subject areas through a rigorous curriculum with emphasis on the arts, technology, character development, and community service learning, giving them the skills necessary for success in post-secondary education and career choices.  Each student will come to school daily, knowing that they are cared for and that the school supports them and their families in pursuit of their goals.

More on their website: http://www.sodacharter.net/

and SODA Robotics Program: http://www.sodacharter.com/httpdocs/program/robotics.html#

Maker Profiles: Knight Blue Designs

Wow, the Makers are just rolling in and we want to take the time to introduce you to all of them, so here it goes…

Knight Blue Designs

Cosplay Image by KBD

Little Red Riding Wolf cosplay by KBD

From chain mail to felt and clay Knight Blue Designs knows how to create full costumes and articles for any Comic Con, LARP (Live Action Role Playing), or event…

“We create custom costumes, set design and propmaking. Sewing a costume or building a prop depends on budget, detail, deadline, and the materials and capabilities available in our creation lair.  Creating costumes and props exactly from the artwork of a 2D or 3D cartoon can be intricate and takes time to bring it to reality. Almost everything we create was created custom for each specific client.”

Costume photo by KBD

Warrier Girl costume by KBD

Learn how to make Costumes and Props on a budget with Knight Blue Designs. See some amazing projects on Tabitha Orr’s site KnightBlueDesigns.com/Gallery or the KBD Facebook page.

Meet the artists and see more photographs of her finished work, as well as pieces of some of the things she has made on display at this year’s Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire!

Event Slideshow


Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

Thanks to Terriko for sharing your great pictures!

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2012 Makers List

2012 MAKERS-Albuquerque Mini-Maker Faire

CREATIVE TENT

  • Dennis Harroun’s Art & 3D
  • Elisabeth Friday
  • Explora
  • NewMexy Etsy
  • Onionizing Illustration
  • Origami Making
  • Public Art
  • Raily’s Lip Gloss
  • Random Orbit
  • The Runny Bunny

FOOD TRUCKS

  • Alison’s Homestyle Cooking
  • Chopping Block
  • Papa John’s
  • Roxy’s Bistro on Wheels
  • SOLovin’

MAIN PLAZA

  • CNM Hands On Learning
  • DC Electro Performance Bikes
  • Kid’s Creation Space
  • Kit Assembly Trailers
  • Michini Midi Jackets – wondering the Plaza
  • Medieval Squash Trebuchet
  • Mobile Motel Room
  • Painting Murals
  • Parking Lot Yacht
  • Tan Your Own Hide!
  • Wind Powers Art

QUELAB TENT

  • Learn to Solder!
  • 3D printers (several areas)
  • Airmonica
  • Albuquerque Rocket Society
  • Freeform Photovore
  • Homebrewing
  • Make a Fractal!
  • MAKE Magazine
  • Play with Play Dough and Electronics
  • Show and Tell
  • Stick Stand for iPad and Tablets
  • Supercomputing Challenge
  • The Digital Homestead
  • The Projects of Prototype This!

RECYCLE FASHION FANTASY

  • Have a Good Time
  • Nancy Judd with Recycled T-Shirts
  • Terri’s Go Green Art

WOOD & WOOL TENT

  • 100 Acts of Sewing
  • 4-H StarBucks
  • Eclectic Path
  • Make a Mini Zine
  • S.W.A.P.S.

ROBOT TENT

  • Jr.FLL® – Junior FIRST® LEGO® League
  • FLL® – FIRST® LEGO® League
  • FTC® – FIRST® Tech Challenge
  • FRC®- FIRST® Robotics Competition Botball
  • Home Robotics – Arduino & roomba
  • HP Intel Robotics
  • Intel Robotics in the Dark
  • Ollie Blimp & Quadcopter Drone
  • RoboRave International
  • The Chuppers (UNM Electronic Enssemble)

Maker Profile: Onionizing Illustration

Onionizing Illustration

“This display focuses on the creation of my personal characters, and how they are brought to life through pictures, stories and wearable art. Visitors are encouraged to create their own characters and stories, and to examine the processes that go into illustrating a picture or story. Namely, character design, concepting, research and execution techniques.” ~Lisa Casaus